Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements

Staff report

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.WOW: Women of winterWOW is synonymous with women skiing with women: sharing, collaborating, encouraging, supportive, taking skiing to new levels, exploring, adventuring, laughing, and being part of an incredible girl tribe.Join the Wednesday Black Diamond series or 3-Day Program and let the adventure begin. Wednesday WOW are Black Diamond sessions for advanced to expert skiers to challenge and improve black diamond skiing on Feb. 6, 13, 27 and March 6, 13, and 20.The 3-Day Program, Feb. 24-26, is designed to help you break through to Black Diamond skiing or improve your Black Diamond skiing for advanced-intermediate to expert skiers. Spend three days mixing it up – challenging your mind and body. Ski, laugh, focus under the guidance of the WOW team. Saturday night orientation will be held Feb. 23. Meet at 8 a.m. on Sunday to organize and confirm groups. Using the same revitalized approach to coaching as the Wednesday sessions, you’ll have the advantage of more time for fun and to progressively achieve your goals. Meet the team the night before to socialize, organize ski groups and cover questions. Is your entire group novice or intermediate skiers? You can have your own WOW at the pace you want to go. Gather eight or more women and you have a group. Even though it’s customized to what you want, the price remains the same. (Booking requires payment for a minimum of eight participants.) Standard cancellation policies apply.NASTC AIARE Certified Avalanche Level 1 ClassThis three-day intensive seminar follows the AIARE curriculum on basic avalanche safety, Feb. 8-10. It is designed to give students an understanding of avalanche formation, what are the factors and conditions that increase the likelihood of avalanche danger, “nature’s billboard” observation skills, the ability to use an avalanche transceiver and probe, companion rescue skills and how to dig a snow study pit. This is a minimum amount of know-how if you want to travel, ski or ride in the backcountry or sidecountry safely. There is time spent daily in the classroom and in the field. Visit for more information.Jazzercise new student specialTwo weeks free for full-time, local residents. Jazzercise is a fun and challenging 60-minute total body workout that combines aerobics, strength training and stretching. Move to hot, current music – all ages are welcome.Get great results at our friendly classes at the beautiful lakefront North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Monday through Saturday, 8:45 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m.For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745 or 530-320-4556.Ki Gong/Tai ChiTruckee Donner Senior Apartments Dining Room, Estates Drive, Truckee, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Open to all. Gentle movements with coordinated deep breathing. Enhance health, immune system, balance and aliveness. Anyone can benefit no matter what their condition or situation. Email or call Rolf Godon at 530-587-2557.RDdetox to improve athletic performance | Sports nutrition tips:No. 1: It’s all about the habits and routines you practice most of the time. You can’t expect to perform at your best if you only eat healthy or balanced the morning of an event. Learn nutrition regimes that work for you pre-exercise and during recovery. No 2: Maintain a healthy weight. Weight is king. Do you feel like you would be more efficient if you weighed a little less? No 3: Get protein, carbohydrates, and fat at every meal. Do you eat the same foods, yet continue to challenge your body and expect it to change?Challenge your habits and fine-tune your sports nutrition regimes. RDdetox will help you utilize whole foods and practice nutritional habits that can change your body composition, blood sugar levels, and your energy, while you obtain a healthier weight. This powerful 21-day challenge will get you ready for the next sport season. Utilize the off-season to obtain your weight goals and test your body on its efficiency. Visit: for more information.

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